by Moises Garza

June 25, 2015

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the marriage of my 7th great grandparents Juan Flores Valdez and Francisca Javiera Abrego who got married in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico back on February 3, 1704.

The parents of Juan are listed as Miguel Valdes and Margarita de Cepeda. The parents of Francisca Javiera are listed as captain Juan de Abrego and Thoedora Guaxardo.

It is also interesting to note that Francisca is mentioned in the margin but in the document, she is listed as Bernarda. I wonder if it is an error or if she would go by both names. Researchers are using Francisca as her name.

I am their descendant through their son Juan Valdez Abrego who married Ana Maria Sendeja Llanas the daughter of Captain Francisco Sendeja Llanas and Juliana Aguirre. If you are also related to them please let me know in the comments section of this post.

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Juan Flores Valdez and Francisca Javiera Abrego, FamilySearch, Coahuila, Saltillo, Matrimonios 1703-1757 Pg 8

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Transcription of marriage image:

Jun, Valdes y Franca. Xabiera de Abrego Espanoles Velados

En tres dias del mes de febrero, de setecinetos y quatro anos, en la villa del saltillo, abiendo procedido, informacion de libertad y solturas, y demas diligencias dispuestas por el sto. concilio tridentino, case a Jun. Baldes, hijo lexmo. de Miguel Valdes y de Margarita de Sepeda con Bernarda Xabiera de Abrego, hija lexma de el Cappn. Jun. de Abrego, y de Theodora Guaxdo. espanoles todos originarios y vecinos de esta villa los quales pretensos fueron dispensados por la sedes vacantes venerables Dean y cobildo, de los parentescos, en sgre. hallaban ligados que fueron tercero, con tercero, y tercero con quarto, ambos de consanguinidad, fueron sus padrinos, Francisco Lizondo, y Da. Rosa Lobo Guerrero, y tts al berlos casar, el Cappn Joseph Gonzalez Dn Joseph Lobo; y mas muchos presentes tts presentes y pa. qe. conste lo firme fecha ut supra. aviendo sidos dispensados por el Ilustmo. Fr. Dean y Cavildo Selevaran [?] el impedimiento de tercer grado en igualdad, y tercero con quarto de consangd.

Don. Yldehonso de Anda Altamirano

Children of Juan Flores Valdez and Francisca Javiera Abrego:

The following list of children was researched by Crispin Rendon.

  1. Nicolasa Valdez Abrego, christened 7 Nov 1706 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, died in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. She married on 3 May 1730 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Esteban Pena, born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; died 3 Jan 1763 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, son of Capitan Esteban Pena and Maria Arispe.
  2. Joseph Miguel Flores Valdez, christened 10 Nov 1708 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. He married on 8 Jan 1736 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Maria Lorenza Botello, born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Joseph Botello Morales and Clara Garza.
  3. Cristobal Valdez, christened 8 May 1710 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. He married (1) on 5 Jul 1740 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Isabel Lopez Berlanga, christened 15 Jul 1720 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, daughter of Mateo Lopez Berlanga and Antonia Flores; (2) on 30 Aug 1778 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Maria Ines Lorente, christened 5 May 1757 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Manuel Lorente and Ana Maria Galindo.
  4. Pedro Manuel Valdez, christened 3 Apr 1712 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.
  5. Juan Valdez Abrego. He married on 19 Sep 1730 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Ana Maria Sendeja Llanas, daughter of Capitan Francisco Sendeja Llanas and Juliana Aguirre.
  6. Ana Maria Flores Valdez, christened 13 Jan 1714 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. She married on 30 Sep 1736 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Joseph Miguel Gonzalez Paredes, christened 7 Oct 1714 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, son of Lazaro Gonzalez Paredes and Marcelina Cardenas Pinillas.


  • “México, Coahuila, registros parroquiales, 1627-1978,” Database with images, FamilySearch (,64891202,66824101 : accessed 25 June 2015), Saltillo > Sagrario Metropolitano > Matrimonios 1703-1757 > image 8 of 565; parroquias Católicas, Coahuila (Catholic Church parishes, Coahuila).
  • Crispin D Rendon, Crispin D. Rendon – Ancestor Book for Moises Garza (3430 Bahia Place, Riverside, CA 92507, Crispin D Rendon, February 9, 2014), Personal Archives of Moises Garza, Pg. 77.

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  1. I don’t know. I am new to this. My great grandmother was Dolores Guajardo from Coahuila. I can’t even find her She was married to Felix DeAnda in 1800s. Perhaps you know something about them I had my DNA tested and found I’m part Sephardic Jew. I live in Texas. Carmen

  2. I am related to priest Joseph Flores abrego he was the first priest in monclova, is my 4th grand uncle I think.
    I’m 20% Jewish but I can’t find any papers that certify that they were Jews, I have research more the Flores because they were an important family in Coahuila and Texas and there’s more information about them. I just want to know where my Sephardic blood line comes from. If you have any info would help. Thanks.

  3. I finally found where we are related. Capitan Juan Flores de Valdez was my 6th great-grandfather as well. His son, His son, Joseph Valdez was my 5th great-grandfather. He married Lorensa Botello.

  4. I am supposed to be related. My grandmother
    Minerva flores
    I am in San Antonio for now if you want to
    Contact me. 6198501416. Teri Chapman

  5. Soy descendiente por linea directa de mi padre, del Capitán Juan Flores de Valdez y de Cepeda, y recién me entero que mis hijos por linea de su madre descienden de un hermano de este, el señor Ildefonso Valdés Cepeda, todos somos de la Ciudad de Saltillo

  6. Somos parientes. Mi abuelo es Ruben Valdez Salazar hijo de Gabriel Valdez Escamilla y Amada Salazar. Todos son de Saltillo. Yo vivo en Maryland, Estados Unidos.

  7. Hola primo,

    Juan Flores de Valdez (vuido) later remarried to "Ana Maria Flores de Abrego Morales" on 14 Jan 1715.

    Name Ana Maria Flores De Abrego
    Gender Female
    Marriage Date 14 ene 1715 (14 Jan 1715)
    Marriage Place Sagrario Metropolitano, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
    Father Nicolas Flores De Abrego
    Mother Josepha De Morales
    Spouse Juan Baldes
    FHL Film Number 605094


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